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What does it feel like when you guys are extremely overwhelmed? Or stressed?

It feels as if I only feel the full effect at night. Is this normal? My mind feels so full & it's hard to even form a simple thought. Too tired to even fight my anxiety when this happens.

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I tend to feel angry and irritated. Then I just keep to myself with my thoughts. Happens daily.

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It feels like I'm almost not here. Like depersonalization almost. It sucks.

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Yeah, I can feel like I'm in my own little world, and it's not a good one.

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Glad to know I'm not alone. It's so much easier for me during the day. Night time is just too much for me.

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Why do you think that is?

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Night time has always been a trigger for me and my anxiety. Trying to work through it, but it's a habit so its gonna be a tough one to break.

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At least you're trying to change though, that's good.

i feel this way a lot but it happens to me at any moment and i feel really sad but i dont know y and i just think about everything

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It feels as if I'm not here almost. Like depersonalization. it sucks.

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yea me too i forgot to mention this

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Glad to know I'm not alone. It's so much easier for me during the day. Night time is just too much for me.

When I am overwhelmed , I go into panic mode ! I also feel angry and irritated but most of all I just feel fear ! Fear of everything!! :(

yeah I know what you mean, of course I have rough times during the day too but at night its like everything hits me at once. I've been kind of an insomniac my entire life, but since I started struggling more with my mental health, when I can't sleep I panic. which as you can probably guess is a vicious circle...so yeah I get you :)

I had struggled with depression and anxiety when I was younger. I felt helpless which made me anxious and fearful and depressed. There are 2 types of things in life. Things that 1- I can and must control, and 2- I cannot control because I am not God. I didn't differentiate them and so I tried hard to control things that I am not meant to control. I tried to control people and their responses to me. I was trying to control what I am not meant to control. So, I became angry, resentful because people were not doing the right things. I was anxious and felt overwhelmed because of unforeseen events that kept popping into my life that were beyond my control.

What is causing you to feel overwhelmed?

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